Yup, it’s that time of the year again and the top dawg at Thrasher, Jake Phelps, is going to be announcing this year’s winner in about a week from now. So get on over to the Thrasher website and throw in your votes. Last year the crown went to the 3 song part for Mr. Marc Johnson himself, which was almost a no-brainer and the dude basically earned it by a landslide. The previous year to that, Daewon Song took it. This year its anybody’s game, really! I don’t really feel there has been one single individual that has outdone everyone else. There have been so many gnarly skateboarders that it’s pretty hard to tell who will be this year’s winner. If you are deeply having trouble deciding who to choose here are a few names I would recommend in no particular order.
Chris Cole: the guy had the ender part in the latest Fallen video. His tech trickery was unbelievable and I saw a lot of firsts in his part. Chris Cole could basically throw a one man demo with himself. He is just that good.
Greg Lutzka: please tell me you saw this guys United by Fate part? If you did there is no question why this guy could win SOTY. Plus he is everywhere right now. You would be surprised where you see Greg Lutzka being advertised in. Always keeping it true to skateboarding though. The guy is going big.
P-Rod and Sheckler: Both are good candidates for obvious reasons. They have both had outstanding years. Not to mention the cash they stocked up this past year from contests and shows. Either one could totally win the SOTY easily although I think it would be nice to see someone else win it. Got to share the wealth fellas.
Steve Berra: Berra would be an awesome candidate for the SOTY this year. The dude made the BERRICS! How dope is that. On top of that you know he has an epic part to unleash any day now.
Other good options would be Chris Haslam because the guy is way overdue for a SOTY award. Cody McEntire for the first part in a long time that made my jaw drop. (Smoke & Mirrors) watch it! Danny Way is a maniac and has every right in the world to win a SOTY again. And the list goes on. There are just too many people that could take it. Who you choose is your choice but choose wisely. Your choice will forever impact skateboarding.
Just kidding. You will find out the winner next Friday, November 21 at 9am PT.
Tags: Ryan Sheckler
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 in Skateboarding.